Goals are like a magnet—they pull.
Here in the very northern part of Michigan, April is welcomed as the month in which our piles of snow will finally disappear (or at least we hope and pray they do!). When our long winter has ended, I always come away with a feeling of accomplishment -- feeling like I really smashed a goal or mastered a major feat. In truth, all I really did was endure the many months of snow and cold.
A little over eight years ago, I got a job at a hospital in Chandler, Arizona. The position was a Registered Nurse (RN) for a Telemetry unit. I was stepping away from leadership to pursue a dream. Six months later, my supervisor asked me during an evaluation, “What professional goals do you have?”
Forgot to make resolutions? Just write out everything you did on New Year’s Eve and at the beginning add the word “stop.” This was, by far, one of the 13 funniest tweets about New Year’s resolutions this year.
As the year gets started, we hope that you are excited about the 2017 Leadership Challenge and that you are "all in" for the 12 challenges ahead that will move you forward toward positive, proactive, results-oriented leadership.
You know the Capstone mantra: JUST START! And, indeed, it's time to get started on Challenge #1.